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2:15AM Sunday Morning Oct 27 1940. 22 Emlyn Road, Redhill, Surrey.

"The night of October 27th was another one one of sadness for Earlswood. The sirens wailed at 6.20pm, and the welcoming Raiders Passed signal did not sound until past seven the next morning. At 2.15 a.m., a huge bomb, probably 1,000lbs., crashed down on 16, Emlyn Road, demolishing five houses and spreading fearful destruction, over 110 houses being damaged. The death toll was a heavy one, six people being killed; 24 persons were rescued from the smashed buildings and five of these had to be treated in the hospital. Up until that time, it was the Borough's most saddening incident. The proprietress of a grocer's shop was killed, also her two daughters and a grandson, a boy of 14, and another daughter was injured. There was only one survivor in this house. Rescue parties, billeting officers, the mobile medical units and the First Aid squads worked unwearyingly giving aid to the injured and the homeless and the salvage units saved what could be retrieved from the homes of the distressed." The Borough In War Time, by Charles W. Preston.
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Peter Burgess from Crawley posted this comment on Sunday 04 December 2011 14:01:00.

This incident caused the death of John Edward Newman at 12 Emlyn Road, aged 15. He was a pupil at Reigate Grammar School.


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Martin Hall from Birmingham posted this comment on Sunday 06 June 2021 12:06:40.

This incident also caused the death of Mary Elizabeth Jenner at 14 Emlyn Road, aged 54.



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